UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN OSHKOSH

MATHEMATICS



C. Patrick Collier, Chairperson
Department Office: Swart 115
Department Telephone: 920-424-1333

I. FACULTY

Benson S., Benzaid, Collier, Edwards, Ganapathy, Gunawardena, Khosravani, Koker, McDougal, Moghadam, Moussavi, Muthuvel, Oktac, Oman, Ramanayake, Szydlik J., Szydlik S., Winters

II. DEGREES

Undergraduate: A major in Mathematics can lead to the degree(s): Bachelor of Arts; Bachelor of Science; Bachelor of Science in Education.

Graduate: Students who complete a major in the Mathematics Department may want to continue in our graduate program leading to the degree: Master of Science in Mathematics Education.

For specifics, please see the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Graduate Bulletin.

III. SUMMARY OF FIELDS OF STUDY

1. GOAL(S)

The Mathematics Department has six general goals for students who major in mathematics. 1)Communication - Communicates effectively using appropriate mathematical language, symbolism, ideas, techniques and models. 2)Problem Solving-Uses problem solving strategies, algorithms, logic and heuristic reasoning to define, understand, and solve problems. 3)Technology-Uses appropriate technology to preform routine calculations, graph and analyze functions, and to create models. 4)Modeling-simplifies a non-mathematical problem making reasonable assumptions, interprets it mathematically and finds a solution. 5)Validation-Provides a convincing argument that the answer to a question or the solution to a problem is correct and consistent. 6)Connections-Recognizes relationships within and across the general content domains of discrete mathematics, continuous mathematics and probability.

2. THE MAJOR(S)

The Department offers a choice of four emphases within the Mathematics Major. These are: 1) Applied Mathematics, 2) Statistics, 3) Secondary Education, 4) Liberal Arts.

3. THE MINOR(S)

The Department offers five minor(s): 1) Mathematics for Letters and Science or Business Students, 2) Operations Research, 3) Mathematics for Secondary Education Certification, 4) Mathematics for Elementary and Middle School Certification, 5) Statistics.

IV. ADMISSION/GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

To be eligible for graduation, students must meet all requirements for the degree being sought in addition to earning a minimum grade point average of 2.00 in all courses required for the Mathematics major or minor. Refer to the following Sections for complete major/minor course requirements.

Those students seeking Wisconsin teacher certification must earn a minimum grade point average of 3.00 in all courses required for their majors and minors in order to meet requirements of the College of Education and Human Services.

V. REQUIRED CORE COURSES

Mathematics
  • 67-122 Intro to Discrete 3 cr.
  • 67-171 Calculus I 4 cr.
  • 67-172 Calculus II 4 cr.
  • 67-256 Intro to Linear Mathematics 3 cr.
  • 67-273 Calculus III 4 cr.
  • 67-301 Intro to Probability and Statistics 3 cr.

VI. THE MAJOR(S), WITH EMPHASES AND/OR OPTIONS

1. APPLIED MATHEMATICS EMPHASIS

Recommended for students who would like to develop and use their mathematical ability for careers in business and industry.

Required Credits: 40 minimum

Required Courses: All of the core requirement plus:

Electives: Sufficient courses from the Department's offerings to meet the Minimum Requirement including these studies:

Comment:

Students interested in this Emphasis should pick up a handbook from the department secretary or advisor.

2. STATISTICS EMPHASIS

Required Credits: 42 minimum

Required courses: In addition to the core courses:

Electives: Sufficient courses from the Department's offerings to meet the minimum requirement to be selected from the following courses: 67-304, 67-305, 67-342, 67-346, 67-349, 67-355, 67-356, 67-357, 67-371, 67-375, 67-376, 67-381, 67-385, 67-386, 67-467, 67-480

3. SECONDARY EDUCATION EMPHASIS

Recommended for students who plan to teach junior or senior high school mathematics.

Required Credits: 39 minimum

Required Courses: In addition to the core courses:

Electives: Sufficient courses from the Department's offerings to meet the Minimum Requirement selected so that at least one elective is selected from two of the following four areas. (and not double counted from the required courses): 1) Algebra 67-342, 67-346, 67-349; 2) Geometry/topology 67-333, 67-334, 67-480; 3) Probability/Statistics 67-302, 67-381, 67-385, 67-401, 67-402; 4) Computing 67-352, 67-355, 67-356, 67-357 5) Analysis (67-371, 67-467).

Comment:

Students interested in this emphasis should pick up a handbook from the department secretary or advisor.

4. LIBERAL ARTS EMPHASIS

Recommended for students who want to continue the study of Mathematics beyond a Bachelor's Degree.

Required Credits: 40 minimum

Required Courses: In addition to the Core Courses:

Electives: Sufficient courses from the Department's offerings to meet the Minimum Requirement including these studies:

Comment:

Students interested in any emphasis in the mathematics major may obtain handbook from the department secretary or advisor.

VII. MINOR(S)

1. MATHEMATICS MINOR FOR LETTERS AND SCIENCE OR BUSINESS STUDENTS

Recommended for students who are majoring in fields related to Mathematics such as Business, Computer Science, Economics, Natural Sciences, Physical Sciences.

Required Credits: 25 minimum

Required Courses:

Electives: Sufficient courses from the Department's offerings to meet the Minimum Requirement.

Comment:

Electives must be approved by a mathematics advisor.

2. OPERATIONS RESEARCH MINOR

Recommended for students who are majoring in Business, Computer Science, Physical Sciences or similar fields.

Required Credits: 26 minimum

Required Courses:

Electives: Sufficient courses from the Mathematics Department's offerings to meet the Minimum Credit Requirement.

3. MATHEMATICS MINOR FOR SECONDARY EDUCATION LICENSURE

Recommended for students who have had four years of high school mathematics, are earning a degree in Secondary Education, and are planning to teach mathematics or a related field.

Required Credits: 25 minimum

Required Courses:

Electives: One additional course in Algebra (67-342, 67-346, 67-349) or Geometry or Probability/Statistics or Computing Mathematics selected from department offerings.

4. MATHEMATICS MINOR FOR ELEMENTARY AND MIDDLE SCHOOL LICENSURE

Recommended for students who have had four years of high school Mathematics, are earning a degree in Elementary Education, and are interested in teaching Elementary or Middle School Mathematics (Certification K-3/1-6/1-8/5-9).

Required Credits: 24 minimum

Required Courses:

Comment:

Since the upper level courses are necessarily offered at regularly ""spaced times,'' it is important that interested students declare the minor no later than their sophomore year. Courses numbered above 300 all have 67-104 or equivalent as a prerequisite. Students who place into 67-104 must complete it but that credit does not apply to the minor.

5. STATISTICS MINOR

Recommended for students who are in the areas of Business, Computer Science, Education, Mathematics, Natural Science, Physical Science and Social Science.

Required Credits: 27 minimum

Required Courses:

Electives: Sufficient to meet the Minimum Requirement selected from these studies:

Comment:

Mathematics majors with an emphasis other than statistics may earn a minor in statistics but they must have a minimum of 52 credits in Mathematics and Statistics approved by the Statistics advisor.

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Last Updated July 1, 1999